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Instant Pot

I wanted a pressure cooker but I bought this instead. If you have tried an Instant Pot I would love your honesty.

by Anonymousreply 2804/16/2019

I prefer my pot to be natural

by Anonymousreply 104/14/2019

Beans have to be soaked overnight even with an instant pot.

by Anonymousreply 204/14/2019

I bought one during Black Friday but haven’t gotten around to using it yet. Just unpacking and washing such a monstrosity is giving me stress.

by Anonymousreply 304/14/2019

This shill shows up every 6 months or so. I wonder if he's also the paid Aldi shill?

by Anonymousreply 404/14/2019

I got one for Christmas and didn't expect to use it much, but I've used it regularly since, mostly for soups, and, surprising, hard-boiled eggs, which just taste better somehow when pressure-cooked.

by Anonymousreply 504/14/2019

Yes, hard boiled eggs are usually a nightmare to peel if you use fresh eggs, but they are so easy when pressure cooked I don’t cook them any other way nowadays.

The meat in beef stew doesn’t soak up the flavors as much because it cooks so quickly, but it is incredibly tender. My sister had the same experience with pork. I’ve been meaning to try brineing the meat overnight first to see if that helps, but I haven’t done that yet.

I haven’t tried making beans yet. I had heard you can go from dry beans to cooked beans in a few hours and am sad to hear that might not be the case. I’ll have to research that more before trying.

by Anonymousreply 604/14/2019

The instant pot reviewers on YouTube are the frauiest fraus who ever fraued

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2019

R6, yes, you can directly cook dry beans. Rinse them first and put them in the pot. I do it every week and they come out fine. Beans need about 35 minutes cooking time, plus the time for the pot to heat up and cool down, so maybe 1.5 hours total.

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2019

Make sure you read the directions first or watch You-Tube videos. You can burn yourself if you don't remove the lid correctly.

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2019

I have both kinds of pressure cookers, stovetop and electronic.

The stovetop pressure cooker creates higher pressure, so cooks faster, while my electronic PC cooks at lower pressure. It is also more versatile with various buttons on the control panel.

Each pressure cooker does certain foods better than the other.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2019

I got a Crock-Pot Express instead because at the time it was about half as much and it's virtually the same as the Instant Pot. I use it 2-3 times a week and am always glad to have the option to make a home-cooked dinner quickly when I've been too busy and/or tired for anything time-consuming.

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2019

Name 5 things you pressure cook. I’ll start:

Corned beef

Pot roast

Bean soups

Boiled peanuts


by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2019

Potatoes (for mashing, or in broths)

Clam chowder

Chicken soup

Hard-boiled eggs


by Anonymousreply 1304/15/2019

I wouldn't be surprised if Jeff from "Pressure Luck Cooking" (Get it? GET IT?!?) isn't a member here. He drops lots of double-entendres and way-gay references for the frau crowd. He uses blocks of Boursin cheese and seasoned salt (one or both) in almost all of his recipes. I made this one, and it was so rich, I couldn't finish it.

I love my instant pot. I make pasta dishes, potatoes, and soups. It is AMAZING with chicken (whole or cut-up), pork, and beef. The meat always comes out absolutely delicious and "melt in your mouth" tender.

by Anonymousreply 1404/15/2019

For the corned beef, can you cook the cabbage, potatoes, and carrots at the same time? What is the recipe?

by Anonymousreply 1504/15/2019

Pressure Luck Jeff is about as gay it gets. I find him hot.

by Anonymousreply 1604/15/2019

No, r15. Cook the meat for an hour and remove it. Then add the vegetables to the pot and pressure cook for 5 minutes only; cool down quickly.

by Anonymousreply 1704/15/2019

I use it to cook baked potatoes all the time. I have to cook them for about 35 minutes, which seems like a long time, but they come out perfectly. I also use it for hard boiled eggs.

I have a spaghetti and meat sauce recipe that I use it for. It's Ok - generally pasta isn't something I cook in this. I make those packaged soup mixes (Bear Creek brand, etc) and throw a bunch of extra veggies in with them and they cook up very well. Lots of things I would use the slow cooker for, but I can cook in a fraction of the time.

by Anonymousreply 1804/15/2019

I can’t wait to try it.

by Anonymousreply 1904/15/2019

Makes a mean cheesecake

by Anonymousreply 2004/15/2019

I've been using my grandma's Presto pressure cooker for years. All I had to do was replace the rubber ring in the lid and it works like a charm. It's the easiest, quickest way to cook whole artichokes.

by Anonymousreply 2104/15/2019

I don’t understand why you would need it to make cheesecake. It’s not any easier than baking it. You still have to mix all the ingredients. And a lot of cheesecakes are no bake anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2204/15/2019

Ewww...boiled peanuts R12? Any good?

by Anonymousreply 2304/15/2019

How else do you eat peanuts if you don’t boil them? Raw? Yuck!

by Anonymousreply 2404/15/2019

Raw peanuts contain cetofrexal and can cause lymph node abnormalities.

by Anonymousreply 2504/15/2019

R25......everything causes something from the beginning of time....

by Anonymousreply 2604/15/2019

For dim r23:

by Anonymousreply 2704/16/2019

R22 uh, no-bake cheesecake really? What are you, a 12 year old girl? The instant pot keeps the water under the cake pain instead of having a leaky cake pan sitting in a Bain Marie.

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